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Russian Federation / Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Russian Government

    Prime Minister Dimitri Olshenko 

Prime Minister Dimitri Olshenko

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"Someone must pay for what happened here. And it will not be me."

Species: Human

Portrayed by: Endre Hules

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 57: "Parting Shot")

The current Prime Minister of Russia. During the emergence of Inhumans across Earth, he opposed the creation of a sanctuary for them in Siberia.


  • Jerkass Has a Point: While being totally ungrateful for having his life saved, Olshenko is correct in his accusation that S.H.I.E.L.D. is still around and operating unsanctioned on Russian soil with the support of the United States government, which could cause a huge diplomatic incident.
  • Ungrateful Bastard: Bobbi and Hunter save his life and he tries to scapegoat them for the deaths of three officials. While he does eventually let them go, he has to be pressured into it by President Ellis and Coulson and clearly would rather have not.

    Anton Petrov 

Anton Petrov

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Species: Human

Portrayed by: Ravil Isyanov

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 56: "The Inside Man", Episode 57: "Parting Shot")

A Russian delegate sent to the symposium on Inhumans held in Taiwan, Petrov wishes to create a "sanctuary" for Inhumans in Siberia and allies with Gideon Mallick to create it.


  • Ambiguously Evil: At the symposium, he proposes the Inhuman sanctuary to be created in Russia, and the other delegates and S.H.I.E.L.D. suspect that he actually intends for it to be a prison camp so that the Russians can study and weaponize them. This is confirmed in the following episode, where it is revealed he is also plotting a coup.
  • Character Death: Shot and killed by Hunter while attempting to murder Olshenko.
  • The Coup: Plots one with Mallick and Androvich so he can create the Inhuman "sanctuary" in Siberia.
  • Fantastic Racism: He refers to the Inhumans as "creatures", although he seems fine with allying with General Androvich.

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Russian Military

    Colonel General Georgi Luchkov 

Colonel General Georgi Luchkov

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"The famous Black Widow. And she turns out to be simply another pretty face."

Species: Human

Portrayed by: Jerzy Skolimowski

Appearances: The Avengers

Black Widow: [to Phil Coulson on the phone] I'm in the middle of an interrogation and this moron is giving me everything.
Georgi Luchkov: I don't give everything!

A corrupt Russian Colonel-General involved in weapons and artillery traffic.


  • Age Lift: Subverted. His comic book counterpart is much younger but is shown during the days of the KGB instead of the XXI century.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's an aged arms dealer.
  • The Mafiya: Involved with them to engage in weapons traffic. His two henchman look more gangster than military.
  • Smug Snake: He gloats over the bound Black Widow, believing to have her at his mercy when he's actually revealing her everything he knows.

    Colonel General Androvich 

Colonel General Androvich

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Species: Inhuman

Portrayed by: Kristof Konrad

Appearances: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (appears in Episode 57: "Parting Shot")

A Russian military officer and former KGB assassin who now serves as the Minister of Defense. After undergoing Terrigenesis, he became an Inhuman capable of creating a Darkforce body from his shadow that could change its density at his will.


  • Beserk Button: People hating inhumans, this is what makes him kill Yuri Krupin, also Gideon Malick refers to Androvich as ‘having a temper’ and enquires ‘what set him off this time’, this implies he has many more berserk buttons.
  • Casting a Shadow: He can create an independent Darkforce clone from his shadow.
  • Character Death: He is shot by Bobbi in order to defeat his Darkforce clone.
  • The Coup: Supports one against Prime Minister Olshenko, who opposes the Inhuman sanctuary in Siberia. His role is to assassinate Olshenko, but he is killed by Bobbi before he can do so.
  • Empowered Badass Normal: Already a skilled soldier and killer, becoming an Inhuman made Androvich even more dangerous.

    Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian 

Alexei Shostakov / Red Guardian

Species: Human

Portrayed By: David Harbour

Appearances: Black Widow

A Soviet pilot with a shared past with Natasha Romanov.


  • Alternate Company Equivalent: In-universe, he's a Captain Ersatz of Captain America, but on the Soviet side. The mask of his suit, shown in the film's poster, is quite similar to that of Cap, except its red instead of blue.

    Vasily Karpov 
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The Red Room

    Madame B. 

Madame B.

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Julie Delpy

Appearances: Avengers: Age of Ultron

The head of the Red Room, the secret organization who trained Black Widow to become the assassin she is today.


  • Affably Evil: Speaks in a soft, European accent... which makes her scene all the more creepy.
  • Bad Boss: Let's just say she isn't going to win any "Children's Caretaker of the Year" awards.
  • Sir Not-Appearing-in-This-Trailer: She doesn't appear in any of the advertising with the exception of the second trailer, in which she is the hand slamming Natasha onto the operating table.
  • Unexpected Character: Continung this trend in the film, no one knew who she was playing when it was first announced she'd joined the cast. Rumors ranged from Carol Danvers all the way to the mysterious woman in the second trailer (despite that being Jossed). You can bet no one was expecting her to be Black Widow's teacher.

    Eva 

Eva

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Chiara Aurelia

Appearances: Agent Carter

Eva is a girl trained as an assassin in the Red Room Academy.


  • Brainwashed and Crazy: The Black Widow training program caused her to be rather unhinged. She wasn't entirely focused while Dum Dum Dugan was trying to talk to her until she suddenly attacked him with a knife.
  • Child Soldier: She's trained in Red Room Academy to be an assassin. She even helped adult Leviathan soldiers during the shootout with a sniper rifle that she used to kill Agent Mike Li and injure Happy Sam Sawyer.
  • Cold Sniper: She used Mosin-Nagant M91/30 Sniper, a Russian Sniper Rifle, to ambush on Peggy's team when they were engaged in a shootout against Leviathan soldiers. With precision, Eva shot two times before escaping, one to kill Mike Li and another one to injure Happy Sam Sawyer in the leg.
  • Creepy Child: Even before she's revealed to be a child assassin, she's not entirely stable.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's a child who's trained to be an assassin.
  • Enfant Terrible: She looks like an adorable little girl, but she also doesn't hesitate to kill people due to the brainwashing.
  • The Fake Cutie: SSR and Howling Commandos found her while she was seemingly crying. They thought she's a hostage and offer help. While they're distracted with her rather mentally-unbalanced attitude, she suddenly attacked them and killed one of them, Junior Juniper.
  • Hero Killer: She killed one Howling Commando, Junior Juniper, and one SSR operative, Mike Li.
  • Knife Nut: She hid a knife and used it to stab Dugan, who thankfully wore a bulletproof vest.
  • Little Miss Badass: Not only managed to kill one of the Howling Commandos, but she also managed to escape their capture with swift movement.
  • Mind-Control Eyes: Very subtle, but her eyes looks rather empty in a few shots due to the brainwashing. Just look at her picture for an example.
  • One Steve Limit: Averted. She shares her first name with another Russian antagonist from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Eva Belyakov.

    Anya 

Anya

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: Caitlin Carmichael

Appearances: Agent Carter

Anya was one of the girls trained as assassins in the Red Room Academy during 1930s. She befriended young Dottie Underwood.


  • Brainwashed: She and other girls in Red Room are fed subliminal messages with their language training, and malnourished along with being chained to their beds.
  • Child Soldier: She was an assassin in-training in Red Room.
  • Fighting Your Friend: She sparred against her friend, Dottie, who was ordered to kill her after she lost the sparring match.
  • Forgotten Fallen Friend: Subverted, Dottie at least still has a dream involving her, although it's never explicitly shown whether Dottie still remembers her or not.
  • Only Friend: She appeared to be one for young Dottie; or Dottie was this for her.
  • Morality Pet: Possibly for Dottie, who shared bread with her. Killing her may also drove Dottie to lose innocence and sense of humanity, caused her to be a ruthless assassin she is in her adulthood.
  • Neck Snap: During fighting class, Anya sparred against Dottie. The headmistress watched their battle. During the battle, Dottie got the upper hand and had Anya in a headlock. When the headmistress nodded her head, Dottie snapped her neck, killing Anya instantly.
  • Posthumous Character: She already died in 1937, long before the main story.

    Natasha Romanoff 
See Black Widow page

    Yelena Belova 

Yelena Belova

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Florence Pugh

Appearances: Black Widow 2020

An spy and assassin trained at the Red Room.


  • Age Lift: In the comics, Yelena Belova is roughly a contemporary of Natasha Romanoff. Florence Pugh is 23 whereas Scarlett Johansson is 34.

    Melina Vostokoff 

Melina Vostokoff

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Rachel Weisz

Appearances: Black Widow 2020

An spy and assassin who has undergone Red Room training five times.


Leviathan

    In General 

Leviathan

Appearances: Agent Carter

"Monsters are real and there are none more terrifying than Leviathan."
Johann Fennhoff

A top secret Soviet science and intelligence agency.


    Johann Fennhoff 

"Dr. Ivchenko" / Dr. Johann Fennhoff

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"I need you to focus."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Ralph Brown

Appearances: Agent Carter

A medical officer in the Soviet Armed Forces during World War II with the ability of hypnotize people. In 1944, he was one of the few survivors of the incident that became known as the Battle of Finow, and was recruited as a scientist to work for Leviathan. Calling himself Ivchenko, he pretended to be a Leviathan prisoner to Peggy Carter and the Howling Commandos, who then defected him to the US, and orchestrated a campaign against Howard Stark, whom he blamed for the death of his brother at Finow. The Big Bad of the first season of Agent Carter, he is the MCU's version of Captain America villain Dr. Faustus.


  • Adaptation Dye-Job: He's an Evil Redhead in the comics. Here, he is Bald of Evil.
  • Adaptational Nationality: He's Austrian in the comics, but Russian here. Though for some reason, he still keeps the same Germanic name.
  • Affably Evil: Although Fennhoff mind-controls people and makes them do terrible things in the pursuit of revenge, he treats them kindly and often lets them have one last pleasure before they die. His admiration of the New York metropolis also turns out to be genuine, even if he's planning a massacre to happen there the very next day. Lastly, it turns out that his evil scheme is being done because he believes Howard Stark to be a mass murderer, and wants him to suffer as Fennhoff has.
  • Bald of Evil: Is bald, unlike his comic incarnation's full head of hair and flowing red beard.
  • Big Bad: For Season 1. He's The mastermind behind the theft of Stark's inventions and the infiltration of the SSR.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: So friendly, so jovial, so eager to help you out with your personal problems... so willing to hypnotize you into doing terrible things and getting killed.
  • Catchphrase: "I need you to focus", and other variations with the word "focus" in them, said when hypnotizing someone.
  • Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: His stated job with Leviathan is to keep functional a mentally unstable but brilliant scientist. His actual status as Leviathan's mole makes this role far more sinister than initially portrayed.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: He's never referred to as "Dr. Faustus".
  • Compelling Voice: As Dooley puts it, "if you let him talk to you, he got you." Once he enters hypno-speak-mode, anyone who focuses on his voice becomes a puppet to his bidding. Sousa finally nabs him by wearing earplugs while pretending to be entranced. Then when Fennhoff is imprisoned he's made to wear a special skin-tight helmet-cage to keep him from speaking.
  • Consummate Liar: He's so good that he even had the audience fooled until he started communicating with Dottie.
  • Deadly Euphemism: When ordering a subject to kill themselves, he usually tells them there's "one more thing" they need to do.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Season 1 implies, and season 2 confirms, that he isn't acting on orders from Leviathan; he is on a personal mission of revenge that he orchestrated himself. In season 2 Vernon Masters tells Dottie Underwood that she, and presumably Fernhoff by extension, are considered dead to the Russians and Leviathan for Fernhoff effectively betraying them.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: Although it takes place after Agent Carter, early in Season 2 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Daniel Whitehall makes reference to a Faustus technique while Agent 33 is subjected to her "reprogramming." Given Zola's recruitment of Fennhoff in the season finale's stinger, HYDRA likely learned the technique from Fennhoff (possibly operating under the assumed identity of Faustus).
  • Expy: His being the caretaker of an inventor forced by an enemy organization to work with stolen Stark technology easily hearkens back to Ho Yinsen, Tony's fellow prisoner by the Ten Rings. The only difference is that he was willingly working for Leviathan, unlike Yinsen who was under duress.
  • Feels No Pain: His hypnotism is so strong that an entranced soldier having his leg amputated doesn't feel a thing.
  • Hypno Pendulum: His ring seems to serve as one, as he rubs it and tells his subjects to focus on it. While doing so the soundtrack plays a odd background whine, so it's not clear if the ring is what hypnotizes people or if it's only something to draw their attention to.
  • I Have Your Wife: According to him, this is how Leviathan originally convinced him and other recruits to cooperate back in 1944. However, given that he is a Consummate Liar, this may be a ruse, at least for his own personal account.
  • It's Personal: Fennhoff wants revenge on Howard Stark because of the ill-advised release of Item 17's gas in Finow, which caused everyone in the town, including Fennhoff's brother, to slaughter each other.
  • I'm a Doctor, Not a Placeholder: Inverted. Whenever the SSR asks him about the technology Leviathan stole, he answers that he is a psychologist, not an engineer.
  • Knight of Cerebus: His ability to bend people to his will, his status as a Consummate Liar, his utter lack of empathy and the fact that the SSR fully trusts him turned make him such an absolutely terrifying villain that turns Agent Carter from what seemed to be a "MacGuffin of the Week" procedural into having its main heroic characters bent on stopping him.
  • Lotus-Eater Machine: His hypnotic abilities allow him to place his victims in a psychological state of their greatest desires. This can be used for good, such as a psychological replacement for anesthetic during surgery.
  • Man in White: Is often seen wearing a light-coloured suit. It's likely because he is a benevolent doctor and using that role as a ruse.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: The good doctor works for an evil Soviet organization.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He is extremely good at manipulating people without them even noticing.
  • Misplaced Retribution: He blames Howard for the Massacre at Finow because he accidentally created the Midnight Oil gas, instead of the true culprit, General McGinnis, the man who ordered it used over Howard’s objections and without his consent.
  • The Mole: He pretends to be the SSR's information source on Leviathan while secretly working for Leviathan and with Dottie.
  • Mythology Gag: In an episode 7 flashback, he's shown reading Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, hinting toward his comic counterpart's codename and that he will develop the "Faustus method" later used by HYDRA in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D..
  • Non-Action Guy: He doesn't inflict much violence directly himself, that's what Dottie is for.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Ivchenko is not his real name, but only the audience gets to know that.
  • Pet the Dog: In 1943, he saves a soldier's life by providing a "psychological replacement for anaesthetic" during surgery when their real anaesthetic had run out.
  • Psycho Psychologist: He uses his great skills as a psychologist to mind control people and make them do terrible things.
  • Revenge Before Reason: When he learns Howard Stark was in the city he decided to put their plans on hold until they catch him.
  • Sherlock Scan: Shows an ability to immediately deduce details about people, including personal issues, simply from observing them and their surroundings for a short time. He then uses that knowledge as a entry point to manipulating and bending them to his will. With only one visit to Dooley's office, he can deduce that the SSR chief is having marital problems due to having a bed, toothbrush, and shaving tools in his office and the presence of a downturned photo frame while another with two kids in it is still standing. When later kept in a room with Agent Yauch, he figures out that the agent suffers from Middle Child Syndrome in less than half a minute. Yauch is amazed, to say the least.
  • The Shrink: He is a psychologist, and from what is seen in the show a damn good one.
  • Shoot the Dog: He is forced to kill his only friend (and patient) Nikolai when the latter offers to surrender the SSR to Leviathan in order to ensure their well-being. Subverted when he is revealed to be Evil All Along.
  • Significant Anagram: The "Ivchenko" alias is an anagram (in the Roman alphabet, anyway) of "Ovechkin", the private he helped to "anesthetize" three years back (whose name, according to the writers, is a Shout-Out to hockey player Alexander Ovechkin).
  • Sole Survivor: Fennhoff was at Finow when the Midnight Oil massacre happened and was the only one to survive unscathed because he had a gas mask. A few other future Leviathan agents also survived, but had to get laryngectomies due to the side effects.
  • Treacherous Advisor: He becomes one to Dooley, feeding him advice on dealing with his collapsing marriage that's really all just to open holes for him to sneak into the SSR chief's mind.
  • Trojan Prisoner: He poses as a hostage of Leviathan at the Red Room Academy, so the SSR can "rescue" him and bring him to the States.
  • Villainous Legacy: Being the MCU's version of Dr. Faustus, he is likely the inventor of the "Faustus Method" of brainwashing that HYDRA continues to use in the present day.
  • Villain Team-Up:
    • His partner in crime is "Dottie" / Black Widow.
    • After being arrested, he meets Arnim Zola, future founder of the new HYDRA, and the two start to collaborate.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: His hypnosis turns out to be useless against someone wearing earplugs.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Even worse than most cases. He doesn't do this to underlings who voluntarily work for him, but to his innocent, brainwashed victims.
  • You Killed My Father: Everything he did in the series, he did to get back at Howard Stark for causing the untimely death of his brother.

    Dottie Underwood 

Dorothy "Dottie" Underwood / Black Widow

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"I used to be so jealous of girls like you. I would have done anything to walk like you, to talk like you. But now I can be anybody I want."

Species: Human

Portrayed By: Bridget Regan, Veronika Bonell (young)

Appearances: Agent Carter

Orphaned at a young age in Russia, "Dottie" was enlisted by Leviathan and trained as part of the secret Black Widow program. The smartest, strongest and most resilient in her class, she's a trained assassin, ballerina and sleeper agent stationed in New York. She becomes Dr. Ivchenko's most trusted weapon and Agent Carter's most deadly adversary.


  • Adorkable: In her Dottie persona, she comes across as a sweet, bubbly and over-enthusiastic ditz. Even after her real identity is revealed, she has the air of an excited child about her, albeit in a terrifying way.
  • Ambiguously Bi: While she doesn't have an explicit romance with anyone, she does get flirty with her enemies at times, including Howard Stark, Jack Thompson, Jason Wilkes, Jarvis, and Peggy Carter. She has a romantic night with Howard, but that was probably more for her mission than any romance. Also, she is an assassin with various methods on how to kill or knock a person out without much if any evidence, yet she chooses to kiss Peggy with her knockout lipstick. The way she sneaks around Peggy's room could be described as Stalker Without a Crush or even Stalker with a Crush depending on how you look at it. Vernon even points out she clings to Peggy being her only ally at this point when she is captured.
  • Bad Guys Do the Dirty Work: Dottie has inadvertently rescued Peggy from unfortunate ends twice. The first time she murdered Krzeminski and Zandow just as they were piecing together that Peggy was a double agent. The second time Dottie killed Mr. Mink before he broke into Peggy's room.
  • The Baroness: For Leviathan, especially in flashbacks to World War II, where she's seen in leather gear and happily executing men for her commanding officer.
  • Boxed Crook: Her role in the second half of Season 2, when Peggy requires her services to get her hands on some Zero Matter.
  • Braids of Action: She sported two when she was a child, during her Black Widow training.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: The Black Widow training program evidently left her highly unstable.
  • Canon Foreigner: While she shares similarities to comic-based Black Widows such as Natalia Romanova and Yelena Belova, Dottie herself was created specifically for the show.
  • Comic-Book Movies Don't Use Codenames: The show's creators have stated that, while Dottie is technically a Black Widow, she's never explicitly referred to as such in the show. However, a commercial for the fifth episode calls the organization that created her "the Black Widow program."
  • Country Mouse: As part of her cover, she claims to be a small-town girl from Iowa and acts like it when around the other girls.
  • Creepy Blue Eyes: She tends to stare straight forward, unblinking and intense. Her eyes get even creepier when she's not putting up an act, frequently staring in ways that don't suggest much sanity behind them.
  • Dark Action Girl: She's revealed to be one when she kills Mr. Mink; she wall-jumps right onto Mink, killing him and taking his gun with great ease. From there on, she frequently proves herself to be a formidable physical threat.
  • Deep Cover Agent: She's so effective SSR takes a while to discover her. Given how the training methods worked, shades of Manchurian Agent might be included.
  • The Dragon: She serves as Doctor Fennhoff's right-hand woman, doing most of the dirty work for Leviathan while the good doctor works behind the scenes.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: She dyed her hair into brunette to imitate Peggy's in Season 2, and her skin looks slightly paler than usual.
  • Evil Costume Switch: After she ditches the Dottie persona once and for all by making an attempt on Peggy's life, she switches to pinning up her hair and wearing a nice-looking suit. She even gets her own Nice Hat to further emphasize her status as Peggy's villainous Foil.
  • Evil Counterpart: For Peggy, with the both of them being secret agents, as well as skilled fighters. They use other people's underestimations of their skill to their advantage; Peggy does this by using her coworkers' sexist assumptions about her abilities while Dottie does this by Obfuscating Stupidity and acting like a ditzy Country Mouse. They are capable of imitating American Accents when undercover and are Only Known by Their Nickname. However, their fighting styles are radically different, with Dottie relying on She-Fu acrobatics, whereas Peggy relies on her fists, Improvised Weapons, and brute force. Additionally, Peggy chose to become a secret agent, while Dottie was Brainwashed into becoming a Child Soldier at a young age by her Russian trainers.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Overlapped with Evil Costume Switch, she has changed hairstyle once she ditched "Dottie" persona, from feminine-looking long curly hair to pinned up hair.
  • Fake American: In-universe - she's actually Russian. More specifically, a Soviet agent.
  • Fake Guest Star: Debuts in the third episode and is in every episode from then on (six total, the same number as Angie).
  • Fake Pregnancy: At one point, she pretends to be expecting so she can buy a baby carriage to gas a theater with.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Dottie's friendliness might have you fooled initially, but the more you see of her, the clearer it becomes that it's really just an act.
  • Femme Fatale: Invoked. Black Widows are designed to slip past a target's defenses by appearing to be a harmless child or a sexy lady. Before the show's begun, "Dottie's" already done the act on Howard Stark and does so again later on a perverted dentist.
  • Hidden Villain: When she kills Kreminski and Zandow in "Time and Tide", the dark night and shadows keep her identity from being revealed.
  • Honey Trap: Served as one to lure Howard Stark into revealing his secrets.
  • Horrifying the Horror: Dottie is a psychopathic assassin and spy trained since childhood, who murders on a whim and is one of the most dangerous people in the series, if not the world. And she is terrified of Whitney Frost and what she can do with Zero Matter. All it takes is Whitney using her powers on her, and Dottie breaks.
  • I Have Many Names: Has two identities that we know of - the one she used as Howard's fling ("Ida Emkey"), and the one she used as Peggy's neighbor ("Dottie Underwood"). Since it's doubtful that either of these is her real name, she probably has at least one more.
  • I Just Want to Be You: Dottie displays a disturbing obsession towards Peggy's personal life and appearance, even pretending to be her in front of a mirror. In Season 2, she even dyes her hair and dresses exactly like Peggy.
  • Kick the Morality Pet: In the flashback, young Dottie shares some bread with a girl bunking next to her. In the next scene, they're forced to fight, and when Dottie wins she's ordered to snap the poor girl's neck.
  • Knife Nut: Is shown to wield a small knife both during WWII to slice the throat of a man refusing to cooperate with Leviathan, and when she attempts to kill Peggy after having knocked her out.
  • Legacy Character: She's the 40s' Black Widow, and the flashback to her training reveals she's not the first. There may well have been hundreds of undercover Black Widows through the 20th century.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • "Dotty" is an older slang term for someone who's mentally unbalanced. Dottie Underwood's definitely not playing with a full deck of cards.
    • "Underwood" is likely a reference to the Underwood Typewriter Company. Her associates are seen communicating using special typewriters with transmitters.
  • Murderous Thighs: How she kills Otto Mink while he's trying to break into Peggy's apartment.
  • Never Found the Body: Knocked through a window onto the wing of a plane, but apparently survived the fall in good enough condition to get up and escape within a matter of minutes.
  • Not So Above It All: She seems genuinely offended that Howard doesn't remember her.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Whenever she's in the company of the other residents of The Griffith, she acts like The Ditz, but underneath it all, she’s a lethal assassin.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: To date, she's only known by her alias "Dottie" and her true name has yet to be revealed.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Whitney Frost's danger level is conveyed quite effectively by how Dottie is completely terrified of her.
  • Psychopathic Womanchild: Dottie’s behavior when she drops her adorable and wide-eyed Country Mouse persona screams of this.
    • When she sees a toy she likes, she'll murder you for it and then play with it like a little kid… while your body rots under her bed. Just ask Mr. Mink.
    Dottie: Is that pistol an automatic? I want that.
    • After successfully acquiring the intel she was looking for in Peggy’s room, she sits in front of Peggy’s mirror and starts playing make-believe.
      Dottie: [in front of the mirror, in an English accent] Hello, I'm Peggy Carter.
    • She can only sleep at night if she handcuffs herself to her bed, having been conditioned to do it ever since her handlers would chain her to sleep as a kid.
    • What she says right before she kills a dentist by putting his own drill through his eye:
      Dottie: I've never used one of these before. Open wide.
  • Samus Is a Girl: Her first onscreen assassination hides her appearance. It's not until the 6th episode that Peggy deduces the "Hidden Killer" was a woman.
  • Scars Are Forever: Dottie has scars on her right wrist from being handcuffed to a bed since she was 9. Justified, though, as it's something she keeps doing each night.
  • She-Fu: Her fighting style is quite acrobatic, in contrast to Peggy's, which sticks to solid punches and kicks.
  • Shout-Out: Her name, her country background, and naivety are homages to Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.
  • Statuesque Stunner: In addition to being very beautiful, she's the tallest woman on the show.
  • Sweeps Week Lesbian Kiss: She kissed Peggy, though without any romantic feeling whatsoever. Instead, it's just a way to knock her unconscious.
  • Tears of Fear: Even she can't keep herself from this when Whitney sends Zero Matter through her body.
  • Too Kinky to Torture:
    • Her usual response to someone threatening her with torture is a condescending smile and mockery. She even tells Vernon Masters that she's pulled out her own teeth and burned herself with a blowtorch.
    • Subverted with Whitney. Dottie is in so much pain that she cries.
  • Tragic Villain: Despite her deceit and bloodthirstiness, Dottie's been brainwashed since childhood to think that way, and was even forced to kill the only person she showed genuine kindness to.
  • Training from Hell: Courtesy of her Russian trainers. At the age of maybe nine, she killed a fellow trainee the same age and with whom she shared stolen bread, probably her only friend. It's the same training that Natasha Romanoff, the future Black Widow, received.
  • Tyke-Bomb: She's a grown-up child assassin from a program designed to produce child assassins.
  • What Does She See in Him?: According to Bridget Regan, this is what Dottie was thinking when she saw a photograph of scrawny Steve Rogers in Peggy's room.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: The last we hear of her in Season 2 is when she escapes the back of the car Peggy and Jarvis had put her in while transporting Ana to the hospital. At the end of the series, she's still at large.
  • Wounded Gazelle Gambit: She does one against Carter in "A Sin to Err", pretending to be an innocent bystander while nearly caught by the SSR when she attempted to kill Peggy.
  • You Fight Like a Cow: Towards the end of her fight with Carter, Dottie taunts her in this manner.
    Dottie: I thought you'd be better.

    Leet Brannis 

Leet Brannis

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: James Frain

Appearances: Agent Carter

A mute employee of Leviathan who betrayed the organization for personal profit.


    Sasha Demidov 

Sasha Demidov

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Species: Human

Portrayed By: James Hebert

Appearances: Agent Carter

A Leviathan agent hunting down Peggy after spotting her at La Martinique club.


  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Hunting enemy agents in a stylish green suit.
  • Badass Mustache: He's rocking a pencil moustache that looks rather impressive.
  • Calling Card: His murders are frequently marked with the victim's hand being stabbed to a table. Ironically he dies in the same manner.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Gets crushed along with the dairy van by the nitramine implosion.
  • Handicapped Badass: He appears to be mute. Nonetheless, he can kick ass.
  • Impaled Palm: Frequently interrogates people after nailing their hands to a table with a knife.
  • Implacable Man: Being thrown out a window is a minor nuisance to him. A second later he's fled.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Interrogations by him frequently include beating, stabbing, and shooting.
  • Karmic Death: He gets his own hand stabbed onto a truck's roof, a truck full of the explosive nitramine he was hunting. It promptly crashes into a lake with him pinned to it and explodes.
  • Kick the Dog: Him killing Spider Raymond seems harsh, but not unwarranted. What really cements him as evil is when he murders Peggy's roommate Colleen.
  • Made of Iron: Truly a hard man to kill, to put it mildly.
  • No Name Given: At first he's credited only as "Green Suit". Episode 3 then reveals his real name, posthumously.
  • Only a Flesh Wound: Getting his hand fried on a lit stove didn't slow him down either. A few bandages later and he's ready to throw punches again.
  • Scarily Competent Tracker: Tracking down Carter in the middle of nowhere is no mean feat.
  • Silent Antagonist: Combined with being an Implacable Man, this makes him quite unsettling.
  • The Speechless: Like other Leviathan agents, he cannot talk, and speaks through written notes or letters. Like Brannis, it's because he needed throat surgery after nearly surviving the massacre at Finow. The only sounds he ever makes onscreen are a hoarse shriek and a groan, usually when in pain.
  • Starter Villain: A major threat for the first two episodes. After his death he's replaced by Fennhoff and Dottie.
  • The Stoic: Besides being speechless, his expression doesn't change much either. There's only one moment where he's communicating with his employees where his icy expression changes to one of annoyance.
  • Super-Persistent Predator: Rivals the Winter Soldier in hunting. First he tracks Peggy to her home to kill her, and when flung out of a window, escapes the scene and later attacks her again on top of a moving truck.
  • You Have Failed Me: Kills Spider Raymond after Peggy steals his nitramine.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: A mobster he interrogates is promptly killed soon after, along with anyone else who happened to be in the room at the time.

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